Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Nurse Day Service

Band 6

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,302 to £35,225 pa
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The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


This exciting opportunity has arisen due to new funding for an experienced, motivated, and flexible Nurse to join the Day Services Team at Sobell House Hospice at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Patients usually attend once a week and can seek support, assessment and intervention from the MDT (Nurses, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, Chaplaincy, Benefits Advisor, Complimentary Therapists and doctors) as well as from other staff members, volunteers and fellow patients. We have a new service once a week - ‘Friday Project’ which provides an 8 week education programme with the aim of supporting patients to gain knowledge and confidence in managing their condition and who are at an earlier stage in their disease.

Day Services is open Monday to Friday and the role is full time but some flexibility may be considered.

Key roles:

• Work both autonomously and within a multi-professional team undertaking appropriate assessment and interventions with patients aiming to reduce distressing symptoms, prevent admission, maximise independence, function and quality of life.
• Work collaboratively with patients, carers, families, and wider MDT colleagues.
• Work closely with volunteers within day services.
• Contribute to service development, audit and research.
• Evidence based practice in this clinical area
• Provide performance data
• Show a commitment to own learning, education and teaching.

In return we will be able to offer a dynamic, innovative supportive and friendly working environment, with access to mentorship, training and opportunities for relevant postgraduate study.

Do you feel you can provide Excellence in your care? Compassion? Respect? Do you value Improvement in your job role? Do you embrace Learning? Do you take pride in the Delivery of the care you provide?
If you believe that you fulfil these values, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Neale Conner: Day Services and AHP Lead, Sobell House Hospice, 07768615389 or 01865-225872
Sharon Yates: Deputy Matron & Operational Service Manager; Palliative Services. Sharon.yates@ouh.nhs.uk
We strongly encourage you to arrange an informal visit or telephone call to discuss this exciting post further.

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